The three winners of the 2016 EU Prize for Women Innovators have been announced.
The winners, from Portugal, Finland and Ireland, have all received EU research and innovation funding at some point in their careers, and recently founded or co-founded a successful company based on their innovative ideas.
The winners are:
First: Dr. Susana Sargento, co-founder of Veniam in Portugal, turns vehicles into Wi-Fi hotspots and builds city-scale vehicular networks that collect terabytes of urban data.
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The three winners received their prizes from Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation during a Citizens' Dialogue event in Brussels on 10 March on the importance of women in Business and Research.
Nine outstanding women entrepreneurs who have brought their breakthrough ideas to the market have reached the final stage of the EU Prize for Women Innovators 2016.
The finalists were selected by a high-level jury consisting of independent experts from business, venture capital, entrepreneurship and academia. 64 applications were submitted for the 2016 edition of the Prize. The companies created by the contestants showcase innovations in a wide range of sectors, with life science and ICT being the most dominant ones.
The event took place on 10 March in Brussels , Belgium.
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